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    Western Theatre

    by MalenaN Updated Feb 21, 2006

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    The Western Theatre in Uum Qais

    The theatre was constructed in the 2nd century AD and was built in black basalt, a hard volcanic rock. Once the 24 rows could seat about 3000 visitors. The theatre is facing the west and maybe spectators were once sitting here seeing a play with the sunset as a beautiful background.

    There is also a second theatre in Uum Qais, the North Theatre. We were looking for it but it was hard to see as it is not fully excavated, but you can see traces in the slope.

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    Basilica Terrace

    by MalenaN Updated Feb 21, 2006

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    The Basilica Terrace in Uum Qais

    Looking to the north from the Western Theatre the black and white columns at the Basilica Terrace is a nice sight. The octagonal interior of the church has black columns and the atrium white columns. The church is from the Byzantine era and was built in the 6th century.

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    Ottoman village

    by MalenaN Updated Feb 21, 2006

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    Street in the Ottoman Village

    On the acropolis of Gadara was an Ottoman stone village built during the 19th century. The houses were inhabited until 1986 when the villagers got money from the Ministry of Tourism for leaving their homes, as the site was going to be cleared and excavated. Well, the village is still standing there and there have been plans to turn it into a hotel, but so far nothing has happened. In one of the Ottoman houses there is now a museum with artefacts from the ancient site. Unfortunately it is closed on Tuesdays, which it was when I visited.

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    The Decumano

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 10, 2006
    Umm Qays, the Decamanos or Decumano
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    Even longer that the Cardo Maximus, or at least what you can tell of what is preserved. It follows the line of the mountain, and the views of Golan Heights and Lake Tiberias are great. Many columns and rests of other monuments (such as Nimpheum) are still visible.

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    Golan Heights

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 10, 2006
    Golan Heights

    Territories of dispute between Israel and Syria, the Golam Heights start just a few hundred metres in front of Umm Qays, right after the Yarmuk's valley. You can easily see the first of the mountains, and if the day is clear, you can see most of it.

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    The Acropolis

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 10, 2006
    Umm Qays. The Acropolis

    All the area is full of ruins of different buildings of several times, as well as sepulchres and tombs. Some areas are not for public transit, because excavations are still going on, but you can walk along most of the interesting places.

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    The Roman Theatre

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 10, 2006

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    Umm Qays. The west theatre
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    There are two theatres at Umm Qays. The first one (the west theatre) is rather well preserved. Rather small, built with dark volcanic stone.

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    Visit the ruins

    by stevemt Written Mar 14, 2011
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    These ruins are spectacular, as are the views over the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilie.

    Well worth a visit and a wander through the ruins.

    The site is quite large and there is a lot to see

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    The Basilica

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 10, 2006
    The basilica and the Lake Tiberias

    It has the best of all the situations in Gadara (Umm Qays) with views to Lake Tiberias and the Golan Heights. There still remain many columns up of what used to be the Basilica.

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    The Cardo Maximus

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 10, 2006
    Umm Qays. Cardo Maximus and Shops

    A long and in some parts well preserved Cardo Maximo. You can still see the spaces where shops were placed, in the basements of the theatre.

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    Lake Tiberias

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 10, 2006
    Lake Tiberias and Jordan Valley

    Lake Tiberias is Israeli territory. Is nice to have a view from up the mountains down to the Lake and to the israeli border.

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    The Museum

    by MiguelMV Written Jan 10, 2006
    The Museum at Umm Qays
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    Umm Qays has a small but very nice open air museum, with several sculptures found in the excavations, as well as some sepultures, tombs and headstones, placed in a typical otoman house.

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